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4. The calendar and festivals

4. The calendar and festivals  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199687350
The key to the Jewish calendar is Nature and the pattern of sunrise and sunset. Temple procedures were scheduled into a day that began at dawn and for other purposes the day began at ... More
5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce

5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0005
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9780195377996
‘The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce’ looks at the collapse of the Akkadian Empire after the reign of the fourth successor to Sargon. The most significant kingdom to rise out of this ... More
7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce

7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0007
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9780195377996
‘The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce’ looks at a kingdom that dominated a large area of land in what is now Iraq and part of Syria, the kingdom of Hammurabi of Babylon. Hammurabi of ... More
7. The fortunes of ritual

7. The fortunes of ritual  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0008
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9780199943524
‘The fortunes of ritual’ charts the history of ritual, its study, and its reception beginning with the Confucian text Liji. This outlines means to counter humanity's fallen state through ... More
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction  

Amanda H. Podany

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.001.0001
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9780195377996
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction describes a momentous time in human history and explains why the ancient Near East is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’. ... More
10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce

10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0010
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9780195377996
‘The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce’ looks at the period that followed Assyrian rule, when the Neo-Babylonian kings took over. The Neo-Babylonian kingdom was short-lived, lasting just ... More
Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Norman Solomon

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.001.0001
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book
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9780199687350
Who are the Jews? What does the term ‘Jewish’ mean? How has Judaism developed? How will Judaism change in the future? Judaism: A Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical ... More
Conclusion: Civics

Conclusion: Civics  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365869
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0010
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9780199760282
Orchestra is not dead, nor dying. Orchestras have a penchant for rebirth. Civic enterprise calls for it. The Conclusion looks at the current state of the orchestra and looks optimistically ... More
1. What is theatre?

1. What is theatre?  

Marvin Carlson

in Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669820.003.0001
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9780199669820
‘What is theatre?’ discusses the origins of theatre and how it has developed in numerous ways in different communities and cultures, from classical Greece to medieval Japan and Italian ... More
6. Repertoire

6. Repertoire  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365869
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199760282
The orchestral repertoire necessarily pivots around Beethoven and Brahms, since the orchestra is defined by their work and, by contrast, their work in its pursuit of the symphonic ideal. ... More

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